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Playak News Flash - April 29, 2017
Playak News Flash - April 29, 2017
The world's latest paddling headlines.
Rapid Magazine Blog Balkan Rivers Tour 2 Dispatches: Part 2
Rapid Magazine Blog - The focus of the Balkan Rivers Tour is two-part. Draw attention to the beauty and adventure sports tourism potential in these relatively unknown areas of the Balkans. But also to shed light on the injustice and construction of hydropower plants and dams in these last untouched valleys of Europe. The Balkan Rivers Tour 2 team hopped a ferry in Venice, Italy after paddling the Soča River from source to sea and landing in Igoumenitsa, From the mountains that are the source for the rivers, the team followed the water from up high to down low.
Jackson Kayak Freestyle Kayak Nationals on the Chattahoochee
Jackson Kayak - Over Spring Break, my family and I headed down to the Chattahoochee in Columbus, Georgia for the National Freestyle Kayaking Championships held on an amazing wave known as Good Wave.
Jackson Kayak The Crazy Journey
Jackson Kayak - It’s been a Bass Crazy 2 and a half months since joining the team at Jackson Kayak in late February. Being honest it has been one of the most fun journeys I have started to date.
SUP Magazine Beginner Tutorial- How to Catch Waves
SUP Magazine - Short one minute tutorial video gives beginner paddlers helpful tips about how to successfully paddle into waves and have more fun.
Canoe Kayak Portrait of a First Descent: South Fork Kaweah
Canoe Kayak - Picking off a High Sierra first descent in Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks' most obscure corner. With an average gradient of 500 feet per mile, the river between the Ladybug trailhead and Whiskey Log was destined to be full of portages, some in gorges sure to require tricky rope work.
Palm Blogs Cal Major - SUP paddler who preserves Ocean waters by clean up drives
Palm Blogs - Cal has a passion for preserving and protecting our beautiful coastline. Last summer she was circumnavigating Devon and Cornwall, cleaning beaches along the way, promoting and encouraging others to take on the issue of plastic in our oceans. Here is a fun interview with her, she’s joined the Palm team for 2017.
unsponsored Getting Water Out Of My Paddle
unsponsored - It is possible to get water inside your paddle. This can happen when there is a break in the seal on one of joints and water finds its way in or if a blade has been damaged/punctured. There are a number of solutions for “getting water out of my paddle” ranging from the simple to the extreme.
SUP Magazine Team Oracle Skipper Takes On Bermuda’s 40-mile SUP Race
SUP Magazine - Two America's Cup championships, two M2O crossings and come May 7, two times competing in the longest open ocean SUP race on earth. Jimmy Spithill is what we might call: the man.
Am. Whitewater Mokelumne River - 2017 Recreational Flows (CA)
Am. Whitewater - American Whitewater has been helping to implement negotiated recreational flows on the Mokelumne River for over 15 years. This year’s record water year poses some challenges on roads across California that were washed out due to winter storms. It is no different on the Mokelumne watershed. However, we still have opportunities to paddle.
SUP Examiner Earth Day Paddle to Bluff Cove, Palos Verdes
SUP Examiner - Earth Day 2017: Palos Verdes Earth Day celebrations across the United States took on added significance this year fueled by the current US president’s casual relationship with facts and science. In order to escape the political chaos, I took to the water and hopped on my SUP for a great paddle from Redondo Beach over. The post Earth Day Paddle to Bluff Cove, Palos Verdes appeared first on SUP Examiner.
Austin Kayak An app that a guide for the kayak fishing community in Texas
Austin Kayak - For those of you living in Texas and want to explore outdoors, here is an app that’s a good guide. The kayak fishing community in particular have loads of useful information for a nice kayak fishing experience. You would get info. On the fishes that are around to fish and where they are. Check the app out.
SUP Connect Escape to Portugal for SUP Yoga
SUP Connect - Have you been on the lookout for the perfect SUP Yoga Retreat? Something that combines health and fitness along with some great activities and some learning and hands on experiences as well? Look no further, Mauka Lodge – Paddle Surf Retreat is organizing two SUP Yoga Retreats, hosted in beautiful Ericeira, Portugal. The first one from July 10-16th and a second one from October 14-19th, 2017.
Standup Journal Sweet Shot! Josh Riccio Walks on Water
Standup Journal - F-One’s newest team rider, Josh Riccio has taken the 2017 sup racing season by storm.
Am. Whitewater Take Action: Call for a Hearing on Oroville Dam (CA)
Am. Whitewater - Earlier this year, two spillways at Oroville Dam on the Feather River in California became severely compromised, prompting the evacuation of approximately 188,000 people. Officials predicted that a catastrophic failure of one of the spillways was imminent, warning that a wall of water 30 feet tall could rush downstream and wipe out communities in its path.
Samata Mag Play Smart, Play Safe
Samata Mag - For whatever reason, we tend to think of suncare during the summer months but it's something we think should think about daily. If you are going to be outdoors you want to play smart and play safe that means protect your skin.
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